Sundance Favorite BEACH RATS Gets An Ominous First Trailer

This one's coming to you from the folks at NEON, too.

Hot on the heels of the news that NEON will distribute Michaël Roskam’s The Racer And The Jailbird comes the following announcement: NEON will also distribute Eliza Hittman's Beach Rats, which recently debuted to strong reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Added bonus: this bit of news even has a trailer to go with it! Check it out.

Alright, so ... that looks super ominous, right? It sounds ominous, too. Here's the official plot synopsis:

Beach Rats centers on Frankie (Harris Dickinson), an aimless youth on the outer edges of Brooklyn, struggling to escape his bleak home life and navigating questions of self-identity. Frankie spends his summer balancing his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online. As Frankie’s competing desires begin to consume him, his decisions leave him hurtling towards irreparable consequences.

Hittman's a relative newcomer (Fun Fact: in addition to directing It Felt Like Love, IMDb tells me that, back in 2014, Hittman produced a short called Buffalo Juggalos, "an experimental exploration and celebration of the Juggalo subculture in Buffalo, New York"), but if Beach Rats' Sundance reviews are anything to go by, she's definitely a talent to watch. 

We're looking forward to this one, and will keep you informed as we get closer to Beach Rats' release later this fall.